Describe And Evaluate Carl Jung’s theory concerning personality types
And show how they might usefully help a therapist to determine Therapeutic goals.
Personality can be described as the individuals characteristic patterns of thought emotion and behaviour together with psychological mechanism-hidden or not behind those patterns. The influence of both genetic and heredity factors alongside upbringing, culture and experience are recognised as influencing an individual personality, within the counselling arena the client unique personality will there movement and path to finding solution to the issue and the problem they came with.
Carl Jung [26 July 1875-6 June 1961] was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist, and the founder of analytical psychology .his father was a pastor .and he had an isolated childhood ,becoming very introvert, it looks like that he had a schizoid personality .although Freud was involved with analytical psychology and worked with patient in Hospital, he was struck by the universal symbols[or archetypes] in their delusion and hallucination [ref.Dennis brown and Jonathan redder]1989.his work and influence extends way beyond understanding personality, and he is considered to be one the greatest thinkers to have theorised about life and how people relate to it.
Carl Jung was among many great personality theorists who drew inspiration and guidance from the ancient models like astrology and the four Temperaments. For hundreds of years there has been some kind of typology to try and categories individuals attitudes and behaviours ,e.g Astrology. Oriental astrology invented the oldest form of typology, believing is that there is a personality trait that is relevant to each sign and that a person character/personality can be classified in terms of the elements. Fire,water,air and earth. Those under fire had a fiery nature and corresponding temperament and fate,e.t.c. the ancient Greeks believed in the four Temperaments.[four...